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1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?
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1/21/2016 4:36:26 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
I've never noticed it.
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1/21/2016 4:37:00 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:36:26 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
I've never noticed it.

http://www.msnbc.com...
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1/21/2016 4:38:16 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:37:00 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 1/21/2016 4:36:26 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
I've never noticed it.

http://www.msnbc.com...

I imagine it's just something he does - I doubt he's "trying" to come across a certain way by saying "folks".
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1/21/2016 4:39:51 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:38:16 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/21/2016 4:37:00 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 1/21/2016 4:36:26 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
I've never noticed it.

http://www.msnbc.com...

I imagine it's just something he does - I doubt he's "trying" to come across a certain way by saying "folks".

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1/21/2016 4:55:13 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

lol you're actually right, I never noticed. I don't think Obama's trying to be folksy.

I think it buttresses any feelings of alienation or condemnation that may arise from the criticism that follows. Compare the two statements: "I disagree with the folks who think there's a conspiracy in the federal government to take away their guns" .... and "I disagree with the people who think there's a conspiracy in the federal government to take away their guns." It's an extremely subtle difference, but very detectable if you really contemplate the rhetorical effects. "Folks" in a way normalizes the individuals to whom it refers, ensuring that the speaker does perceive them in a distant or uncaring manner.

General use of "folks" to refer to residents of states or as substitute for "fellow americans" confers a sense of camaraderie. The word really is meant for the average person, unassuming, well-meaning, and going about his or her daily life with casual decency; it has a sort of wholesome modesty -- the speaker is neither exaggerating the importance of the people discussed nor looking down upon them. It's a relatively potent rhetorical device.
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1/21/2016 4:55:58 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:37:00 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 1/21/2016 4:36:26 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
I've never noticed it.

http://www.msnbc.com...

Obama is literally every leftist?
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1/21/2016 5:14:21 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

Some folks are just like that.
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1/21/2016 6:46:01 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

1) If Obama is a leftist, I'm a hippopotamus.
2) So is Porky Pig a leftist?

https://www.youtube.com...

3) I went through the thread and I only found one guy, FourTrouble, who is using it, and then one other guy who used it in responses to FourTrouble.
4) I think it has to due more with manner of speaking than political views.
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1/21/2016 6:56:00 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

Really? I think I here that much more from the right. Its every other word out of Palins mouth.
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1/21/2016 7:10:42 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 6:56:00 PM, TBR wrote:
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

Really? I think I here that much more from the right. Its every other word out of Palins mouth.

I blame Gun Smoke and Bonanza, clearly is an over influence of old westerns, do you think the word will soon be politically incorrect to say? I don't like folk art or folk music so don't refer to me as such, it's offensive! but I digress in my quest to be ever so sarcastic.
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1/21/2016 7:41:38 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 7:10:42 PM, kevin24018 wrote:
At 1/21/2016 6:56:00 PM, TBR wrote:
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

Really? I think I here that much more from the right. Its every other word out of Palins mouth.

I blame Gun Smoke and Bonanza, clearly is an over influence of old westerns, do you think the word will soon be politically incorrect to say? I don't like folk art or folk music so don't refer to me as such, it's offensive! but I digress in my quest to be ever so sarcastic.

Wait. The OP talked of it being a primary word of the left. Talk to him about PC crap, not me.
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1/21/2016 7:45:18 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 7:41:38 PM, TBR wrote:
At 1/21/2016 7:10:42 PM, kevin24018 wrote:
At 1/21/2016 6:56:00 PM, TBR wrote:
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

Really? I think I here that much more from the right. Its every other word out of Palins mouth.

I blame Gun Smoke and Bonanza, clearly is an over influence of old westerns, do you think the word will soon be politically incorrect to say? I don't like folk art or folk music so don't refer to me as such, it's offensive! but I digress in my quest to be ever so sarcastic.

Wait. The OP talked of it being a primary word of the left. Talk to him about PC crap, not me.

lol it's a conspiracy, next we'll be saying Ya'll and howdy podnr, it's the left's way of speech control, and as you pointed out they've already gotten to Pailin, we are all going to talk like hillbillys and it's all the lefts fault!
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1/21/2016 8:02:48 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

Can't be 100% serious. I know you're trolling. Lots of conservatives say "folks." Just as many as leftists. It mostly comes down to where you live or grew up. It's like how some folks say "pop," others say "soda." Has nothing to do with their beliefs, nothing to do with trying to sound "folksy."
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1/21/2016 8:04:20 PM
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At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

You have never listened to Rush Limbaugh or Mike Huckabee, then. However, they tend to use it when addressing their audience rather than when talking about people, I think.
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1/21/2016 8:07:16 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
calling people "folks". why

Because Its close to 'f*ckers' yet not politically incorrect is my best guess

Replace 'folks' with 'f*ckers' in any speech and it will dramatically improve the sentence or speech every time.
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1/21/2016 8:10:44 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 8:07:16 PM, imabench wrote:
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
calling people "folks". why

Because Its close to 'f*ckers' yet not politically incorrect is my best guess

Replace 'folks' with 'f*ckers' in any speech and it will dramatically improve the sentence or speech every time.

100% agreed lol, and you some of you other posters, why so serious?
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1/22/2016 12:25:27 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

It makes any politician sound 'normal' and 'down to earth.'

Personally, I despise the word, almost as much as 'moist', 'mouthfeel', and 'phlegm'. It just feels unctuous to me.
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1/22/2016 12:33:43 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 12:25:27 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

It makes any politician sound 'normal' and 'down to earth.'

Personally, I despise the word, almost as much as 'moist', 'mouthfeel', and 'phlegm'. It just feels unctuous to me.

How about "woodie"

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1/22/2016 3:08:53 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/21/2016 4:34:13 AM, thett3 wrote:
100% serious question. The only people I see who say "folks" are leftists, and usually SJW type leftists. Go look at the "Privilege of not getting offended" thread in the society forum and it's fully of leftists and crypto-leftists discussing privilege theory and incessantly calling people "folks". why

Even Obama does it. Newsflash Obama: You're never going to come off as folksy (lol) so just stop trying

When did this start and why?

This guy says it all the time.https://www.google.ca...